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Hunting Elk

Hunting Elk
« on: August 19, 2023, 08:44:07 AM »
So what would you do????
Elk season starts here September 15th. We have three houses/cabins we rent out for a nominal charge of $40/ person/ night. Those that rent a bed also get permission to hunt here. It's on foot but for Elk or Moose they can retrieve with an ATV and quite often I have helped.
We can't charge to hunt in Saskatchewan but we do control access on our crown lease land. I stop the bow hunters for the two weeks of Elk as it's a very tough tag to draw. Don't want guys hiding in camo out there with guys with high powered rifles looking for something hiding.
My question is I get calls from others wanting to hunt that aren't staying here.
They are all someone's grandson or so and so's best friend. Their is only 15 tags drawn in our zone and I have had 13 of them wanting to hunt the ranch the same day.
It it wrong to give preference to those staying here?
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2023, 09:02:11 AM »
I don't see anything wrong with that. Spending money on keeping up the cabins should be covered first.

Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2023, 09:27:02 AM »
Absolutely not. Id love a deal like that.

Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2023, 09:43:13 AM »
Your land, your rules. Being told what you are allowed to do with your own property is one of the reasons the only "Crown" around here is Royal Crown Cola. :)
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2023, 11:58:13 AM »
Your land, your rules. Being told what you are allowed to do with your own property is one of the reasons the only "Crown" around here is Royal Crown Cola. :)

Our Crown land is similar to your BLM leases only long term
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2023, 01:41:14 PM »
It's really up to you.   trying to make consessions to make everyone happy doesn't seem to work all the time,  make the rules and stick with them.  rules are rules

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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2023, 02:01:06 PM »
It's really up to you.   trying to make consessions to make everyone happy doesn't seem to work all the time,  make the rules and stick with them.  rules are rules
    Family and friends always play on your heart strings, paying clients should get preference.
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2023, 03:24:13 PM »
T least you can pick your friends! Real friends don't take advantage!

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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2023, 04:23:16 PM »
I agree with everyone else here Big Muddy. Paying customers always come first. Because if you start letting nonpaying hunters on then those that pay will just stop paying and then ask to hunt anyway.
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2023, 04:26:00 PM »
I agree with everyone else here Big Muddy. Paying customers always come first. Because if you start letting nonpaying hunters on then those that pay will just stop paying and then ask to hunt anyway.
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2023, 06:46:55 PM »
$40 a night sounds cheap to me.
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2023, 08:02:15 AM »
$40 a night sounds cheap to me.

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If others want to hunt they can always pay the $40.00. There is always someone that wants it for free or, less than your asking. Do what feels right to you Mike
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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2023, 12:04:37 PM »
You're not charging enough. You can't get a decent motel room for $40.00, much less one that gives you hunting privileges.

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Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2023, 12:33:53 PM »
Is that Canadian dollars, BMR?  A real bargain!  ;D

Re: Hunting Elk
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2023, 04:18:05 PM »
Definitely a bargain, wish Terminator and I would have made it up there!
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